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Health services

VA Indiana Healthcare System offers a wide range of health, support, and facility services for Veterans in central and southern Indiana. Click on a service below for more details like which clinic or medical center offers that service.

Primary care

Emergency care

In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest VA or non-VA emergency department. We provide immediate treatment for serious, life-threatening health emergencies such as severe chest pain, seizures, heavy uncontrollable bleeding or moderate to severe burns.

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We provide emergency medical care 24 hours a day, every day. Our emergency room staff can help you with:


  • Life-threatening illnesses and injuries that require immediate attention
  • Urgent medical issues that must be treated right away
  • Psychiatric evaluations

If you need to call the Emergency Department, call .

We want to make sure that your health needs are met by the right doctor, at the right time, and in the right setting. Sometimes your primary care doctor is the best option. Other times you might need advanced care in the emergency room.

When in doubt, call the Patient Response Center at or .


Common conditions: memory problems, sleep problems, falls, bone loss, weight loss
As you age, we offer a range of medical and support services to help you stay as healthy, active and independent as possible. We also offer help to family members and caregivers who may support you.

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We assess your situation and condition to decide which outpatient geriatric services are right for you or a senior Veteran in your care, and then we coordinate your care. Our team of specialists provides geriatric services that include:

  • Medicine and nursing
  • Psychology, psychiatry, and social work
  • Physical and occupational therapy

Learn more about VA long-term care


Our specialists offer reproductive health care services for women Veterans, including contraception, pregnancy care and fertility treatment.

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Our multispecialty team  (Gynecologist, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacist and pelvic floor physical therapist) provide ambulatory care, office procedures as well as surgical management options for common disease issues that present throughout a women’s reproductive life.


Our specialists provide a full range of services to help you get and understand your prescription medicines and supplies. You can refill VA prescriptions online, by phone or by mail.

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Our pharmacy provides you and other Veterans with convenient, efficient service to make it easy to get your medications and medical supplies. You can:

  • Pick up new prescriptions in person
  • Refill prescriptions online and by phone or mail
  • Safely dispose of medicines

Veterans should re-order medication refills as early as possible in order to get their refills on time. You can submit your refill request as soon as you receive a prescription. You can do this online, by phone, or using the VA Rx Refill App on your smartphone.

We encourage Veterans to sign up for USPS Informed Delivery on the USPS web site. This is a free service that notifies you when a package is on the way. You may also order and track certain prescriptions in MyHealtheVet.

Thank you for your service to our country, and for choosing VA Pharmacy.

Learn more about our pharmacy

Primary care

Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.

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A strong network of primary care  and internal medicine specialists and services can offer you the best possible care. Internal medicine doctors (internists) prevent, diagnose, and treat adult diseases.  Your primary care team can coordinate the many services you receive such as:

  • Labs and blood work
  • Mental health care
  • Women's health care
  • Radiology
  • Social services
  • Telehealth

Women Veteran care

Common conditions: women's primary care, mental health, obstetrics and gynecology, pap smear, mammogram

We offer women’s health services to meet your specific needs such as disease screenings, mental health treatment, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity care and female-specific medical equipment.

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Our women's health program offers complete health care for women Veterans of all ages. Our primary care providers specialize in women's health. They work closely with specialists in gynecology, obstetrics, female urology, oncology, medicine, radiology, surgery, and breast illness. Our services for women Veterans include:

  • Ultrasounds, mammograms, Pap and HPV tests
  • Mental health care and counseling
  • Lifestyle wellness services
  • Menopause treatment, including hormonal therapy
  • Family planning, contraceptive care, and infertility evaluation

Gynecology Clinic:                                       Room A1202

Maternity Care Coordinator:                

Women Veteran Program Manager: 


Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Mental health care

Addiction and substance use care

We can help you overcome substance use problems from unhealthy alcohol use to life-threatening addiction. We match our services—like counseling, group therapy or medication—to your specific needs.

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We help Veterans on their recovery journey through outpatient and inpatient services. Our residential facility helps Veterans deal with substance abuse, homelessness, mental health, and unemployment through its 24-hour therapeutic and educational programs like:


  • Rehabilitation
  • Health maintenance
  • Community support

Learn more about our VA treatment programs

Mental health care

Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD
If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

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Our medical center and clinics provide consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that may impact your mental health or emotional well-being. Our confidential outpatient services include individual and group therapy for:


  • Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety, addictive behaviors, and personality disorders
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Military sexual trauma care

Military sexual trauma can happen to both genders. If you experienced sexual assault or harassment during military service—no matter when you served—we provide counseling and treatment.

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We offer care for military sexual trauma in our mental (behavioral) health clinics. Military sexual trauma refers to sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other threatening, offensive, or unwanted sexual advances, activities, or remarks that you experienced in the military. Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life with strategies to manage emotions and memories related to your military sexual trauma. Our services include:

  • Counseling
  • Psychiatric care
  • Walk-in care

Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator

Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator

Learn more about military sexual trauma

PTSD care

If you have symptoms of PTSD after a traumatic event, we can help. We offer assessment and treatment support such as private counseling, group therapy and medication. It’s never too late to get help.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. We can help you with effective treatments and support services, like:


  • Psychiatric and psychological counseling
  • Services for Veterans who are homeless
  • Treatment for addictive disorders
  • Transition and care management for post-9/11 combat Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND)

Learn more about PTSD


If you’re struggling with a mental health problem—or just need to talk with someone—we can help. We offer treatment and support such as therapy, alternative treatments  and medications when needed.

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Good mental health is a vital part of your overall wellness. Our psychiatry teams offer consultation, evaluation, and treatment to help you with a range of mental and behavioral health problems, including:


  • Depression (including sadness and grief), anxiety (including worry and nervousness), and personality disorders
  • Addictive behaviors and substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat-related stress disorder
  • Emotional issues like anger management and relationship challenges, confused thinking, memory problems, and invasive thoughts or ideas
  • Aggressive or self-harming behaviors

Suicide prevention

Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 988 and press 1 for free, private help anytime 24/7. Our local suicide prevention coordinators can also connect you with ongoing counseling and services.

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We work with behavioral health providers and community organizations to help you and your family during times of crisis. We offer:


  • Suicide prevention care coordinators
  • Suicide prevention case managers
  • Gun safety locks

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Specialty care

Amputation care

If you face or have had an amputation, our team will support you with thoughtful, compassionate care.

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If you've had a major limb removed, our specialists can create a health care plan to help you to live independently. Our support services include:

  • Physical, occupational, and recreational therapy
  • Nutrition, wellness, and mental health counseling
  • Prosthetic support to help you choose your artificial limb and use it effectively
  • Limb loss education and training to help you with daily living, like coping techniques, mobility tips, driving skills, and scar care
  • Medical and surgical consultations with other specialties

Current Prosthetic Users and Amputees

If you are service connected for loss of your limb, you may qualify for a prosthetic service card. The VA’s Prosthetic Service Card, or PSC, is a card issued to eligible veterans that allows them to go directly to a local (non-VA) source to obtain needed repairs for a VA issued wheelchair, orthopedic brace, blind aid, or artificial limb. A PSC should include each item that an eligible Veteran has obtained from the VA by the medical center's Prosthetic department.

You can pick up an application in the Prosthetics department. This card allows you to get service on prosthetic limbs when you are on travel. Get more information: .

Amputation Clinic: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday

5315 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254

Learn more about the VA amputation system of care

Audiology and speech

Common conditions: tinnitus, vertigo, hearing loss, vestibular conditions, swallowing conditions
We diagnose and treat conditions affecting your hearing, speech or balance. These include hearing loss, tinnitus (noise or ringing the ears) & dizziness—also speech, language, voice or swallowing disorders.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

Our Audiology and Speech Pathology clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services, VA compensation and pension examinations, and screening for employee hearing conservation.

We offer a full range of audiology and speech pathology services like:


  • Hearing and tinnitus evaluations
  • Selection, management, and repair of hearing aids and assistive listening device assessments
  • Evaluation, programming, and management of cochlear implants and bone-anchored implants
  • Evaluation and treatment for auditory processing disorder
  • Services that help with speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive communication, swallowing, stuttering, and laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx, which contains your vocal cords)

Learn more about VA hearing aids

Blind and low vision rehabilitation

Common conditions: macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, corneal diseases, retinitis pigmentosa, uveitis, stroke and injury-related vision loss
We offer advanced vision care and blind rehabilitation services to help you live independently. These may include vision-enhancing devices and technology as well as visual skills and related training.

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Our low vision outpatient clinic can assess your needs and provide a rehab plan tailored to your personal goals. Our team of specialists and social workers will work with you to find the right aids and services. Our clinic services include:


  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Visual skills assessments
  • Guidance on how to develop visual motor and perceptual skills
  • Training to help you manage daily activities with your vision loss

Call for more information.

COVID-19 vaccines

Common conditions: coronavirus, COVID-19
We offer COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans enrolled in VA health care. This includes Veterans who live or travel outside of the U.S. and are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program.

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  • COVID-19 vaccines for eligible Veterans and staff

    Booster shots for COVID-19 are now available at Veteran Health Indiana for those who have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series and meets the following criteria:

  • For Veterans, their spouses, caregivers, or CHAMPVA beneficiaries
  • Age 18 and older 
  • For the Moderna vaccine or booster, walk-in and scheduled appointments are available at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays, through Friday, at the Outpatient Pharmacy.  To schedule an appointment, call

    Booster shots are available at select VA Clinic locations, call to check availability. Brownsburg VA Clinic administers the Moderna vaccine on Fridays.  Call to check availability. 

    Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to your appointment.   

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at VA



Flu season this year occurs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Flu and COVID-19 can each lead to severe illness, hospitalization or death. The flu vaccine is the best protection against flu.

Enrolled Veteran patients can get flu shots in the following ways at VA:

  • During a Primary Care in-person visit
  • During a Specialty Care in-person visit
  • During a Mental Health in-person visit
  • During an ER visit
  • During an inpatient admission
  • At any of our community locations

    Veteran Health Indiana provides scheduled, by appointment only, COVID-19 testing to Veterans at the front of the main medical center downtown, in the parking lot next to West 10th Street. The VA Emergency Room does not provide COVID testing, except for emergent cases. Call your primary care provider or to speak with them about your testing needs. Testing hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

    If you recently came in contact with someone with COVID and have minimal symptoms, keep isolated from others to avoid possible spread and monitor your symptoms until you can schedule an appointment for a COVID test. 

    Our top priority is ensuring you continue to receive the highest quality healthcare during a surge of COVID-19 cases.

    During a pandemic surge, our Visitation Policy is updated. 

Cancer care

VA provides expert cancer diagnosis and care. We offer services to support you through treatment and beyond.

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Care we provide at Veterans Health Indiana: Whether you have a new cancer diagnosis or have been dealing with cancer for a long time, Veterans Health Indiana is available to provide timely, compassionate, state of the art care tailored to our Veterans’ needs. 

Our program is designated as one of the Veterans Health Administration Comprehensive Cancer Centers. We are held to the high standards of the Commission of Cancer, established by the American College of Surgeons. First accredited in 1996, our cancer program continues to be accredited from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer annually.  We meet these standards by providing the latest technology and comprehensive cancer care that Veterans deserve. 

If you're diagnosed with cancer, our team will work with you, your primary care doctor, and other health care providers to develop a specialized treatment plan. We offer personal, compassionate, and expert care, with services like:

  • Surgical removal of tumors and other cancerous tissue
  • Immunotherapy, which helps your body's natural defenses destroy cancer cells
  • Chemotherapy, which uses powerful drugs to fight cancer
  • Radiotherapy, which uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors
  • Palliative care, to reduce pain and control other symptoms and side effects, like nausea

For more information, call  the Oncology Social Worker, .

The Medical Oncology Clinic is located in room C3004 in the medical center. 

The Radiation Oncology service is located in the B-hallway of the basement and can be reached at .


Common conditions: heart disease, high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, angina, vascular diseases
Our cardiology specialists offer advanced treatment and care for conditions affecting your heart and blood vessels, including heart disease, stroke, heart rhythm disorders and high blood pressure.

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We perform noninvasive and minimally invasive tests and procedures that check, support, and improve your heart health. We'll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and treat you with the most effective medications. Our services include:


  • Evaluating you for coronary heart disease, heart-valve disease, and heart defects
  • Determining how well blood flows through your heart vessels or find the cause of your heart failure
  • Treating your heart vessels with nonsurgical or minimally invasive operations that open and support them through balloon angioplasty or stent placement
  • Noninvasively monitoring you for changes in heart rhythm, using electrocardiograms (EKGs or ECGs), portable Holt monitors, or ultrasound
  • Performing surgical treatments like pacemaker implants or cardiac catheterization (inserting a long, thin tube into an artery or vein)

Cardiovascular surgery

When treatment of your heart condition calls for surgery, our cardiovascular surgery service offers expert consultation, treatment and care.

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VA Indiana Medical Center cardiac surgeons treat disorders of the heart.

Our team of experts provide comprehensive care to diagnose and surgically treat medical conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels.

We treat the following conditions:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Aortic and mitral valve disease including endocarditis
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Unstable sternum
  • Chronic pericarditis

Common surgical procedures include:

  • Coronary bypass surgery to redirect blood around a section of blocked artery in your heart
  • Heart valve surgery to repair or replace a damaged valve in your heart
  • Aortic surgery to for thoracic aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection
  • Cardiac ablation procedures to correct persistent irregular heart rhythms
  • Pacemaker implant or revisions to correct abnormal heart rhythm


Chiropractors work closely with your health care team to diagnose and manage muscle and joint conditions, including problems in the back, neck and other areas.

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Chiropractic care restores, improves, and maintains your function, activity, and health. We work with your primary care doctor and other specialty care providers to provide a complete health care plan for you. We offer many treatments, like:

  • Spinal manipulative therapy to relieve pressure on your joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function
  • Electrical stimulation therapy, which reduces pain by sending mild electrical pulses through your skin to help stimulate injured muscles or manipulate nerves
  • Soft-tissue mobilization, which uses gentle pressure or massage to relax tense muscles, reduce scar tissue, or stretch connective tissue
  • Movement and exercise therapies to improve your strength, endurance, balance and coordinaton.
  • We provide chiropractic services at Indianapolis YMCA VA Clinic, Brownsburg VA Clinic and Richard L. Roudebush VAMC

Dental/oral surgery

Common conditions: teeth cleaning, fillings, restorations, root canal, bridges, dental implants, dentures
If you’re eligible for VA dental care, we provide dental screenings, cleanings, X-rays and fillings. We also provide specialty dental procedures like root canal, restorations and dentures.

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If you're eligible for VA dental care, we offer a full range of quality dental services like:


  • Routine exams and teeth cleaning
  • Restorative procedures, including fillings and crowns
  • Comprehensive surgical care, including extractions (pulling teeth) and oral cancer screening
  • Routine and advanced prosthodontic care, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants
  • Routine and advanced periodontal care, including root canals, gum treatments, and supporting bone care
  • Oral and facial reconstruction surgery to repair damage from traumatic injury or serious illness


Common conditions: psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer, acne, rosacea, allergic skin diseases, ulcers
Our dermatologists offer expert treatment for a range of conditions that affect your skin, hair and nails—from acne to psoriasis to skin cancer. We also offer skin cancer screening and education.

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We provide care for many medical and surgical skin conditions. Our dermatology services include:


  • Medically necessary treatments for skin conditions like skin cancer and rashes
  • Specialized treatments for acute (short-term) and chronic (long-lasting) skin conditions, like psoriasis, eczema, warts, and fungal illnesses
  • Evaluation, biopsy, and treatment of cancerous or pre-cancerous skin conditions, like abnormal moles and lesions.
  • Referrals for complex conditions
  • Teledermatology (a telehealth resource), which gives patients quick access to expert opinions


Common conditions: acid reflux, fatty liver, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea, and cancer screening
Our gastrointestinal (GI) specialists offer treatment and procedures (endoscopy, colonoscopy) for conditions affecting your GI tract, gallbladder, liver and pancreas, including acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and pancreatitis.

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Staff in our gastroenterology department can provide the following treatments:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Manometry studies
  • Endoscopic ultrasound and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Small bowel capsule endoscopy
  • 24-hour pH studies


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  • Secure Message GI Procedures group

Laboratory and pathology

We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problems and make informed treatment decisions.

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Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:


  • Study of blood, urine, and other bodily fluids for illness management
  • Testing for infectious diseases
  • Cytopathology (study of unusual cells) and surgical pathology (study of tissue removed during surgery)
  • Autopsy services

MOVE! weight management

Common conditions: overweight, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure
We offer easy-to-follow weight management plans backed by the latest science. Our experts can help you reduce health risks, prevent or reverse some diseases and live a better—and even longer—life.

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MOVE! is a weight-management program designed to help you live a longer, healthier life. With the help of your MOVE! care team, you can eat a healthier diet, get more exercise, reduce your health risks, and improve your quality of life. The MOVE! program offers:

  • Weight-loss support groups to help you lose weight and keep it off
  • Healthy eating tips and cooking classes
  • Behavioral change strategies to help you live a healthier lifestyle

Learn more about MOVE!


Common conditions: cognitive disorders, epilepsy, headache motor neuron and movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, stroke
Our specialists evaluate and treat conditions and diseases of the brain, spine, and nervous system, including headache, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and other conditions.

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We provide inpatient and outpatient services for chronic diseases and disorders that affect your brain, spine, and the nerves that connect them. Our neurologists read electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, which measure the electrical impulses brain cells use to communicate with each other. We evaluate and treat many neurological illnesses and disorders such as:


  • Neuropathy (nerve damage), myelopathy and other spinal cord injuries, and radiculopathy (pinched nerves)
  • Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke, dementia, and degenerative diseases
  • Other neurological conditions

Nutrition, food, and dietary care

Our nutrition experts work closely with you and your care team to help make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need to get and stay as healthy as possible.

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Our registered dietitians can help you maintain or improve your health with good nutrition tailored to your needs. Through group, individual, and telehealth sessions, we provide nutrition education and counseling in areas such as:

  • Cardiovascular and heart health
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes (including gestational diabetes)
  • Eating disorders and digestive health
  • Pregnancy and postpartum nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition Care - oncology, pre-surgery

Contact for more information. 

We also have nutrition clinics available at Brownsburg VA Clinic, Lafayette VA Clinic, the Domiliciary at Fort Harrison, Terre Haute VA Clinic.


Common conditions: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease
Our ophthalmology specialists diagnose and provide medical and surgical care for conditions that affect your eyes—like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

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We offer comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for eye-related illnesses, injuries, and other issues. Our ophthalmology services include:


  • Medical care for glaucoma, eye infections, and other conditions
  • Surgery (only at the medical center) for cataracts, traumatic eye injuries, and other problems
  • Treatment for eye conditions related to illnesses like diabetes or arthritis
  • Plastic surgery to repair droopy eyelids, clear blocked tear ducts, and perform eyelid and facial reconstruction (oculoplastic)

For more information, call


Common conditions: vision exams, prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses
Our optometrists offer you routine eye exams, preventive vision testing and treatment for conditions like glaucoma. We also provide prescriptions for eyeglasses and other assistive devices.

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Our optometrists provide comprehensive eye care which includes:

  • Evaluation for glasses
  • Treatment for diseases and injuries of the retina, cornea, and other parts of your eye such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts
  • Low-vision services for conditions like macular degeneration that can't be corrected by glasses, surgery, or medication
  • Tele Eye services which include for diabetic retinal screenings


Common conditions: balance issues, sinusitis, difficulty swallowing, obstructive sleep apnea, head and neck tumors
We provide a full range of care for Veterans who have problems that affect their ears, sinuses, adenoids, tonsils and thyroid.

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Our specialists diagnose and provide medical and surgical care for acute and chronic conditions that affect the Ears, Nose, Throat

Care we provide at VA Indiana Health Care

Some of our Otorhinolaryngology Services include:

  • Medical care for Ear, Nose, and throat conditions
  • Surgery (onsite at medical center) for ear, nose, throat disorders
  • Surgery for Cochlear Implants
  • Surgical treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea including INSPIRE Implantation
  • Surgical Treatment for Head Neck Cancers in coordination with multidisciplinary cancer treatment team


For more information, call

Outpatient surgery

Our team cares for you if you need surgery but don’t have to stay overnight in the hospital.

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Our outpatient surgery, also called ambulatory or day same surgery,  allows you to get the care you need and go home the same day. Our surgeons provide many outpatient services like:

  • Cataract surgery to replace your cloudy eye lens with a clear artificial lens
  • Lumpectomy to remove cancerous and noncancerous breast tumors
  • Abdominal surgeries
  • Tendon, muscle, and small joint repair for conditions like hernia, arthritis, and rotator cuff (shoulder) injury
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) to remove your gallbladder and gallstones through small cuts in your abdomen
  • Thoracic
  • Cardiovascular
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Ears, nose, and throat (ENT)
  • Peripheral Vascular
  • Plastics
  • Podiatry
  • Urology

For more information, call . Outpatient Surgery main office is located in the medical center in Room C-4108. 

Pain management

If you are in pain, we work with you and your health care team to find the best way to treat and manage it.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

The PMRS Veterans’ Integrated Pain (VIP) Clinic consists of an interdisciplinary team of professionals with specialized training in persistent pain. The PMRS VIP Clinic has a primary focus on improving functioning and quality of life by focusing on all aspects of your pain experience, including physical, mental, emotional, and social considerations.

  • Individualized treatment plans are created with the Veteran based on the Veteran’s personal needs and a comprehensive initial medical/physical and mental health evaluation.
  • Treatment can be addressed with one on one and/or group settings.
  • Treatment plans consist of evidence-based knowledge of mind-body strategies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, movement-based groups, pharmacotherapy, lifestyle medicine, and/or pain coaching.
  • Consults to VIP Clinic can be placed by any VA care provider.

Palliative and hospice care

Palliative care focuses on comfort, quality of life and reducing suffering. Hospice care is a type of palliative care offered to patients with life-threatening illness under certain conditions.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

Our palliative and hospice care services support you and your family as you cope with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Palliative care works to provide comfort, reduce suffering, and improve the quality of life for patients being treated for serious illnesses. Hospice care focuses on helping patients with terminal illnesses to manage the final stages of their lives. Our palliative and hospice care services include:


  • Pain and symptom management
  • Emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial support for you and your family
  • Help with practical issues that include an advance directive (living will), health care power of attorney, funeral arrangements, and applying for VA death and burial benefits
  • Education to help you and your family make informed health care decisions and know what to expect as your health declines
  • Bereavement care to help surviving family members during the grieving process

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy can help restore movement and function if you have been disabled by injury or disease.

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If you're living with or recovering from an injury, illness, or chronic condition that limits your mobility and independence, we can help. Our physical, occupational, and movement therapists combine therapeutic exercise, counseling, education, and training to help you improve your health and quality of life. Our services include:

  • Pain relief and joint mobilization
  • Movement and exercise therapies to improve your strength, endurance, balance, and coordination
  • Mobility assessment and training with wheelchairs and walking devices
  • Occupation therapy includes assessment and treatment of Veterans to increase independence with all meaningful occupations including activities of daily living (ADLs), instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation.
  • Aquatic therapy to manage chronic pain
  • Evaluation and treatment for a wide range of medical, orthopedic, psychosocial, and neurological conditions

Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgery can restore function and appearance after damage from disease, burns, traumatic injuries, congenital and developmental conditions and other causes.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

The Division of Plastic Surgery ( Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) provides comprehensive plastic surgical care and collaborates with the other providers to provide the most complete care possible for our veterans. Unlike many services that only focus on one area plastic surgery provides services across the spectrum of surgical care, literally from head to toe. We primary management for skin and cutaneous and soft tissue malignancies, traumatic injuries including facial fractures hand and upper extremity inches and secondary reconstructions as well as burns primary and secondary management.  There are required conditions such as functional impairment of vision from brow and lid ptosis, reconstruction for functional scarred deformities.  We support Women's Health with breast reconstruction breast reductions. As well as other advanced conditions. As a provider if you ask questions as to what we can support your patients with please do not hesitate to call as we're more than happy to discuss patients provide phone and VC consultations to ensure your veterans receive the best and most complete care possible.

Services we provide:

  • Skin and soft tissue primary and metastatic malignancies they could benefit from surgical intervention and reconstruction.
    • Skin Cancer: Melanoma, Basal cell and Squamous cell cancer,
    • Merkel cell and other
    • Soft Tissue Sarcomas often collaboratively with Orthopedics and Surgical Oncology
  • Traumatic body and soft tissues injuries to the face extremities hands as well as other areas of the body including acute and secondary burn reconstruction.
  • Facial and Peri Ocular, Functional eyelid surgery for age-related ptosis.
  • Women's Health with breast reconstruction and reduction services that meet criteria and other issues.
  • Wound reconstruction and collaboration with the wound team general surgery orthopedics and others per collaborative support
  • Craniofacial reconstruction for acute trauma and secondary deformities
  • Microsurgical reconstruction for cancer, trauma and other deformities and issues.
  • Hand and upper extremity reconstruction for acute trauma, secondary deformities nerve compression (carpel tunnel cubital tunnel) nerve palsies including tendon transfers and other releases to expand function following localized abnormalities of the extremity as well as stroke and other injuries such as brachial plexus.
  • We specialize in awake hand surgery providing patients excellent hand care and avoiding the complications and complexity of general anesthesia. This is very effective for conditions such as carpal tunnel as well as the vast array of other procedures that can be carried out in our clinic surgical facilities with local and or regional blocks.


Common conditions: arthritis, bunions, diabetic foot care, foot deformities, skin and nail conditions

Our podiatry specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of injuries, diseases and disorders that affect your feet and ankles—from ingrown toenails to inflammation to diabetic foot ulcers.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

Podiatry we perform a myriad of diabetic foot evaluation, treatment and education. We treat all types of nail and skin lesions/diseases of the foot and ankle. We treat many biomechanical problems like plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, neuritis and capsulitis. We treat fractures/dislocations of the foot and ankle. We also treat surgically many deformities of the foot and ankle such as: bunions, hammer toes, neuromas,  tendon/capsular and soft tissue deformities/abnormalities.

  • Medical, Surgical and Biomechanical treatment of the foot and ankle
  • Diabetic foot exams/care/foot care education
  • Advanced wound care of the foot and ankle

Prosthetics and rehabilitation

We provide and help you use medical aids, hearing aids, state-of-the-art adaptive home equipment and other equipment to help you preserve and increase your mobility and independence.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

VA is the world's largest and most comprehensive provider of sensory aides and prosthetic devices. Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system and referred by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician can receive a full range of services and equipment like:


  • Artificial limbs and surgical implants, including artificial joints and pacemakers
  • Wheelchairs and other medical devices
  • Aids for Veterans who are blind, have low vision, or are hearing impaired
  • Adaptive equipment and modifications to make your vehicle or home more accessible
  • Other devices and services to help increase your mobility, dignity, and independence
  • Clothing allowance for Veterans with devices that damage their clothing


We use imaging to help screen for, diagnose, and treat illness and injury. We provide X-rays and other imaging technologies.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

We offer radiology and imaging services to diagnose and treat many medical conditions. Our services include:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Computer tomography (CT)
  • Nuclear Medicine/Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Interventional Radiology

Located in the medical center in Room C-2039. Call .  

Rehabilitation and extended care

We provide medical care and rehabilitation services to Veterans in our Community Living Center and in their homes. Services include home-based primary care, medical foster home support, and hospice and palliative care.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

We provide long-term care to help you and your family when you're dealing with a disability, chronic (long-lasting) illness, terminal illness, or serious health issues related to aging. Our long-term health care services include:

  • 24/7 nursing and medical care
  • Physical therapy
  • Help with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, making meals, and taking medicine
  • Pain management and palliative care to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for people with serious illnesses
  • Hospice care to provide comfort and compassionate care for people in the last phases of an incurable illness
  • To learn more about the different types of extended care that VA provides, see our guide to long-term services and support.

Learn more about VA long-term care

Sleep medicine

Common conditions: insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, sleepwalking

The sleep medicine service diagnoses and treats your sleep problems, including trouble sleeping, breathing difficulties while sleeping, snoring, teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

At various points in our lives, all of us suffer from a lack of sleep. But, if you are spending enough time in bed and still wake up tired or feel very sleepy during the day, you may have a sleep disorder. We can help. Our sleep specialists can:

  • Diagnose and treat sleep apnea and other sleep disorders
  • Monitor your blood oxygen levels and heart rate
  • Study your brain waves during sleep
  • Evaluate possible causes for your excessive sleepiness
  • Conduct sleep tests performed at home or in the lab
  • Work with your doctors if you need surgery or dental appliances to help you get a good night's sleep


Learn more about our Sleep Medicine services.


Common conditions: prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, urinary disorders
We offer understanding and advanced care and treatment to Veterans with conditions that affect the male urinary and reproductive systems and the female urinary system.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

Our Urologic Surgeons provide unparalleled expert care of all urologic conditions.

Vascular surgery

Common conditions: vascular conditions, varicose veins

Our expert team diagnoses and treats diseases and conditions that affect arteries, veins and blood circulation.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

We offer comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for arterial-related diseases and other issues.  Our peripheral services include:

  • Medical care and management for claudication and extremity stenosis
  • Management of carotid stenosis
  • Management and surveillance of aneurysms
  • Management and surveillance of other arterial related illnesses
  • Surgical interventions including:
    • Carotid endarterectomy
    • Carotid stent
    • AAA open repair
    • AAA stent (EVAR/FEVAR)
    • Endoscopic extremity intervention
    • Arterial bypasses
    • Permanent dialysis access placement

Contact number W 10th Street; Brownsburg

Wheelchair and mobility

Common conditions: lightweight manual

We provide support and assistive devices, including wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and canes, to help you preserve and increase your mobility.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

We train you in the proper use of your wheelchair or other mobility devices to increase your wellness and improve your quality of life. Our team works with you to:


  • Optimize correct wheelchair seating and positioning
  • Achieve maximum function and independence
  • Promote good posture, breathing, digestion, and tissue health
  • Prevent complications and additional injuries

Social programs and services

Caregiver support

If you are caring for a Veteran with serious illness or disabilities, we can help you support them—and take care of yourself. You may qualify for services like training, counseling or respite care when you need a break.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

If you're a caregiver for a Veteran, you can get support by contacting one of our caregiver support coordinators. If the Veteran you care for was injured pre or post-9/11, you may be eligible for even more services, including a stipend to help with expenses, training, and medical coverage if you aren't already covered. For all caregivers, we can:


  • Help you get caregiver assistance available through VA
  • Provide progressive needs planning to help you manage degenerative conditions
  • Match you with services and benefits
  • Connect you with local resources and programs
  • Listen to you when you struggle

Learn more and connect with a support coordinator

Homeless Veteran care

If you’re homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help. We offer many programs and services, including free health care. And we can help you connect with resources in your community.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

We help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail. Contact one of our care coordinators to get help with:


  • Immediate food and shelter needs, including both transitional and permanent housing
  • Job training, life skills development, and education
  • Justice system navigation and community reentry from jail
  • Financial support to prevent homelessness
  • Addiction and depression treatment
  • Health and dental care

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

LGBTQ+ Veteran care

If you're a Veteran who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or a related identity, we’re committed to serving your needs. The LGBTQ+ Veteran care coordinator at your VA health care facility can help you get the care you need in a safe, sensitive environment.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

We promote the health, welfare, and dignity of Veterans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) or related identities. We focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and affirmative environment when providing you with sensitive and high-quality health care services like: 

  • Mental health services, including individual therapy, psychosocial assessments for gender-affirming surgeries and LGBTQ+ focused therapy groups
  • Affirming Primary Care and Specialty Services
  • LGBTQ+ groups
  • Family planning
  • Fertility preservation prior to starting gender affirming hormone therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Gender-affirming prosthetics
  • Gender-affirming voice treatment
  • Testing, counseling and care for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, including PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) and PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for Veterans at risk for HIV
  • Assessment and discussions around sexual health
  • Advance care planning (health care power of attorney, living will)
  • The ability to update your name and gender identity at (sign in or create a login and then click on “Personal Information” to update)
  • Other prevention, screening, wellness and testing services

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Minority Veteran care

We offer resources and support for minority Veterans to help address your specific needs with benefits and services at VA.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

If you're a minority Veteran, we can help you get the services and benefits you need. Our Minority Veterans Program serves all Veterans who are Black American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American (including American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Island Americans). We work to:

  • Help the medical center address minority Veterans' needs
  • Meet minority Veterans' needs in the local community
  • Identify barriers and create a more accessible environment for minority Veterans
  • Inform minority Veterans of VA benefits, services, and programs

Minority Veteran Care Coordinator,

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Patient advocates

VA wants to make sure that you get the best possible care. If you need help finding care or getting problems resolved, please contact a patient advocate.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

Our patient advocates work hard to make sure you receive the best possible care at our health care facilities. They can:


  • Help you get answers or address concerns with your care team
  • Advocate for patient and family rights
  • Serve as advocates for minority Veterans, women Veterans, and Veterans with disabilities
  • Offer specialized help to former prisoners of war and Veterans transitioning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND)

Learn more and connect with a patient advocate

Registry exams

If you were exposed to toxic chemicals or other hazards during your military service, we offer you a free exam. This exam helps you identify potential health risks and helps us monitor issues so we can better serve you.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

This free, voluntary, and comprehensive health exam involves an exposure and medical history, laboratory tests, and a physical exam. We will discuss your results in a face-to-face meeting and follow up with a letter. The registry evaluation, which does not verify exposure, is separate from VA's disability compensation process. You may be eligible to participate in one or more of these health registries if you served during these time periods:


  • Ionizing radiation (1940s to 1960s)
  • Agent Orange (1960s and 1970s)
  • Airborne hazards and open burn pit (1990s to present)
  • Gulf War (1990s to present)
  • Depleted uranium (DU) (1990s to present)
  • Toxic embedded fragments/shrapnel (2000s to present)

Learn more about VA Health Registry

Returning service member care

If you’re returning from military service, we can help you readjust to civilian life and get started with VA health care. We can also help connect you with programs like mental health services and education and career counseling.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

We can help you readjust to civilian life if you're returning from military service, on active duty, or an activated National Guard or Reserve member. Talk to one of our care coordinators about how to best use your health care benefits.


  • Polytrauma care (if you have multiple traumatic injuries)
  • Counseling and rehabilitation
  • Mental and behavioral health services
  • Family benefits counseling and assistance
  • Referral assistance

Learn more and connect with a coordinator

Social work

Social workers are here to help Veterans, families and caregivers with almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

Social work is integral to health care. We can help you and your family manage stress-related problems due to injury or illness, and find VA community resources to meet your needs like:


  • Home health services
  • Legal services
  • Transportation
  • Community living

Other services

My HealtheVet coordinator

Your My HealtheVet coordinator can help you start using the VA online portal to manage your appointments and records, refill prescriptions, view your lab and test results and communicate with your health care team.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

My HealtheVet is a web-based tool you can use to manage your care and improve your health from your computer or mobile device. You can access your personal health records and use tools to manage your care through our My HealtheVet online system. You can also use My HealtheVet to refill your prescriptions, track appointments, and read informative health articles. If you need help using My HealtheVet, you can contact our coordinator by phone or in person. With My HealtheVet, you can:


  • Ask questions and exchange secure online messages with your VA health care team
  • Check your lab and test results
  • Refill your prescriptions, track delivery, and view a list of your medications
  • Keep track of your VA medical appointments and get email reminders
  • View, download, or print a copy of your VA medical records
  • Enter or update your personal information

MyHealtheVet Coordinator, room A-1356 at the medical center

Learn more and register for My HealtheVet


With VA telehealth, you can get care from your health providers without having to travel. Get checkups and treatment, talk about your care and more—from home or elsewhere.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

We use the latest in secure digital technology to set up remote visits with our health care providers. We offer video conferencing, home telehealth services, and store-and-forward telehealth that lets you securely send your health information to experts at VA facilities. We offer telehealth visits with providers in:

  • Mental health
  • Retinal care (eye)
  • Bariatric surgery (visit remotely with your weight-loss surgery team before and after your operation)
  • Dermatology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Primary care

Learn more about telehealth

Travel reimbursement

If you have to travel far for care, we may be able to reimburse (repay) you for travel expenses. We can also help arrange transportation for getting to and from your VA appointment.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

If you're traveling for VA-approved care, we can repay you for the cost of using regular transportation that includes cars, planes, trains, buses, taxis, rideshare, or light rail. You may also be eligible for repayment when using ambulances, wheelchair vans, or ambulettes (non-emergency medical transportation).

  • Round-trip transportation services between your home and our hospital and clinics (beneficiary travel)
  • Mileage reimbursement debit cards

Learn more about VA travel pay reimbursement

Whole health

Whole health puts you at the center of care, rather than your illnesses or conditions. We work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.

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Care we provide at VA Indiana health care

Our whole health approach empowers and equips you to take charge of your health, well-being, and quality of life. Whole health goes beyond your illnesses, injuries, or disabilities, and focuses instead on your values, goals, and overall health. It includes self-care and complementary therapies along with conventional medical care. Our whole health program includes:

  • Acupuncture to help you manage pain without drugs
  • Meditation and mindfulness training
  • Yoga and tai chi classes
  • Instructor led self-massage and manual therapy
  • Health Coaching
  • Veteran led wellness groups

Whole Health:

Learn more about VA whole health